This new year kicks off a new Frizztext Alphabet Challenge, and my personal challenge is to use Spanish words each week. Although ‘ceviche’ popped to the front of my mental list, I realized that my number-one garden pest also starts with a C.
Chivos! Cabras! The locals in Ecuador call them, Chivatos, but I call them “Damned Goats!” I am presently replacing an old bamboo fence with a new one to keep them out of the yard. Ecuadorians call bamboo, ‘Canya,’ so that’s one more C-word to share with you!
They seem to have a network of spies that reports when I leave the house!
At times I catch them, and the chase begins… This morning we had a break in the rain, and I heard the bleat of a goat. I dashed to the window to see one small goat standing inside the gate. It quickly turned, squeezed back through and joined the others!
The funny part is, when they’re not around, I sort of miss them!
So that’s my word for the day, and the reason I continue improving the canya fence! See Frizztext’s post HERE for great illustrations for C.